Friday, November 30, 2012

Cyber Monday Splurge!

Cyber Monday Splurge! by aviva_hadas
Cyber Monday Splurge!, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Cyber Monday Splurge!

Corn bread.

Corn bread. by aviva_hadas
Corn bread., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Corn bread.


DSCF8650 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8650, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I should work on my Baltimore Album Quilt.

I have culled it down to 5 blocks (on point). So I really only need to square them up & cut the setting triangles. (I also need to decide if I will add a border. I won't be doing any more appliqué - I want fancy quilting in the setting triangles...)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

group project

DSCF8858 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8858, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

My quilting group does some gift quilts (significant birthday, retirement, moving, baby, wedding) & they are all different.

This is our latest. There are fasteners on the back so the arrangement can change or they can be hung one at a time...

Mine is the pink cat.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


DSCF8870 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8870, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

from - If I had to guess, I'd say that the blocks are either 10 or 12 inches...

The applique is by hand & they are all hand quilted.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another series of quilts...

DSCF8872 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8872, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

that hung (are hanging) in my LQS. These are by Georgina B. Fries of & are for sale.

While I will never make one of these, I really like this quilt. The simple repetition, the color scheme, the scrappiness...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012


DSCF8864 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8864, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Another quilt that hung in the LQS. This one was there to help sell the pineapple ruler. I am a big fan of scrappy

(my hexagon love quilt will probably end up looking something like this)

quilts but this may be too chaotic for me...

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Delaware by aviva_hadas
Delaware, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Anyone in Delaware?

I've been through Delaware several times either on the train or in the car (back when we drove to NY), but I am not sure that we have ever stopped.

My grandparent lived in Maryland my whole life so when we visited we may have gone to Delaware.

Friday, November 23, 2012

West Virginia

West Virginia by aviva_hadas
West Virginia, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Any one in (or just near) West Virginia?

On my way to Skyline Drive we usually go trough West Virginia. Traffic wise it is generally easier to go up, over, & down... I've also been to Harper's Ferry.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The turkey is done (& has rested & has been broken down).

The turkey is done. by aviva_hadas
The turkey is done., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I'm a baster. Are you?

The pan drippings (We are not gravy people.) and a good portion of those bones are already simmering to make stock.

(I serve plates of food, so the bird does not have to be carved at the table.)

Since it is only the three of us this year, the breasts are already in the fridge waiting to become sandwiches!

In addition to the turkey, we have homemade cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, mixed sweet, white, & purple potatoes & a baby pumpkin pie. (If you buy the baby instead of the grandma pie then you don't fell obligated to eat it all.)

Jacob is reading as I type - he just asked, "Do we have a purple pumpkin pie?"

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US.

I hope that everyone has something to be thankful for even if you are not celebrating the holiday.

Which do you prefer?

Which do you prefer? by aviva_hadas
Which do you prefer?, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I have enough to make "enough" 2 fabric 16-patches.
I have several single shott cottons that I would like to include.

What would you do?
(The florals are 99% Liberty Lawn, the solids/stripes are shott cottons - Oak Shott & Kaffe Fassett)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Virginia! by aviva_hadas
Virginia!, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Where are you in Virginia.

In February I will drive by the roller coaster on my way to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Are you in Penna.?

Are you in Penna.? by aviva_hadas
Are you in Penna.?, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I haven't been much beyond the "kiss" myself.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Maryland by aviva_hadas
Maryland, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

In my local quilt shop, they have quilts up be Susan Grancio (she sells the pattern) so that they can advertise & sell the patterns. (She includes a couple of the harder to acquire novelty charms - like the US Capital Building.)

Where are you? I am near the top of the sheild next to the lady bug & Capital building.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Who is...

DSCF8829 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8829, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

that dude & what did he do with "my" dad?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

He loves his books!

DSCF8856 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8856, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

He kept going back to this gift!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Better shot?

DSCF8734 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8734, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

This one may be a better shot... (Less grainy?)

Happy Veteran's Day (Observed)

DSCF8731 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8731, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

We took our veteran shopping at the outlets in Gettysburg, Pa.

He came in from Texas just for the shopping, ahem I mean 4 year birthday party.

Friday, November 09, 2012


I'd rather be home cutting into this pile-o-goodness!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Maybe our system will change in his lifetime...

DSCF8705 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8705, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

8:23 PM – Republican House, Democratic Senate, and possibly Obama being re-elected. A $7 billion election that changes absolutely nothing. Awesome.

We all know how it ended up...

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Go Vote!

DSCF8661 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8661, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

If you live in the USA & haven't already.

Sorry about the awful photo - at least it is sort of Patriotic...

Monday, November 05, 2012

Banana Split

Banana Split by aviva_hadas
Banana Split, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

The description made it sound like this was going to be chocolate milk with a banana blended in... That's not what it was (Probably some mix for banana daquaris) but little boy loved it anyway!

Sunday, November 04, 2012


DSCF8715 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8715, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

That just about sums it up...

Friday, November 02, 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Cowl weather

Cowl weather by aviva_hadas
Cowl weather, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

In my office taken with my cell phone. It is harder to take your photo with one of those that I thought.

Do my eyes look funny?